Two of Partner Matthew McNicholas’ settlements were recognized in TopVerdict.com’s Top 100 Settlements in California in 2017. In one case, Matt secured a $950,000 settlement on behalf of an LAPD sergeant who was harassed and retaliated against for reporting the misuse of federal grant money. After several years of investigations, he was demoted and moved out of his department. The stated reason for his demotion was a single instance of inappropriately working overtime during his 24-year career with the LAPD.
In the second case, Matt secured a $900,000 settlement on behalf of an LAPD officer who was retaliated against for refusing to put false information in a search warrant and subsequently reporting the incident to her lieutenant.
TopVerdict.com recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, court awards or settlements in the nation or an individual state, in a particular area of law and year.